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Monday, November 24, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 37.0° F  Light Rain Fog/Mist
The Daily


It's two below. Tennis, anyone?

'The reaction time can be brutal,' says Eileen Goode. She and her husband, Tim, are explaining the appeal of platform tennis ' a wintry outdoor variation on the traditional game ' as they serve and volley on the court they've built at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and County P in Pine Bluff. >More
 Learning to love the sled

In the north woods, there are two kinds of winter sports enthusiasts: Skiers and Snowmobilers. As someone who grew up in the former camp, I grew to despise the latter at an early age. After all, nothing can ruin a peaceful winter day in the woods, when the sky is clear and the snow is dry and powdery, than the whine of a snowmobile. >More
 On Tenney Park lagoon, skating time is finally here

For weeks I have visited, every day, the Web page where the City of Madison posts press releases. For weeks I have sought a particular piece of good news there. And at last, yesterday afternoon, my eye lit on the words that made my inner Homer Simpson yell "Woohoo!": "There are four outdoor ice rinks open today." >More
 Make your own blizzard

One of the marvels of the Capitol Square Sprints is the event's accommodation of first-time cross-country skiers, elite athletes and almost every level between ' kids, seniors, people with disabilities, high school teams, veteran citizens racers. >More
 Avalanche at the Capitol Square Sprints

This weekend's Capitol Square Sprints are underway, with the third annual cross-country skiing festival continuing through Sunday night. Due to weather conditions, organizers have been forced to shorten the course. Instead of a full loop around the Capitol Square, they have modeled this year's course on one used for a spectator-friendly World Cup Nordic skiing event in Dusseldorf, Germany. >More
 Making snow for the Capitol Square Sprints

The snowguns were going full blast Tuesday night out at the Alliant Energy Center, as organizers of this weekend's Capitol Square Sprints endeavored to make up for the weather's lack of cooperation. >More
 Dashing into 2007

No sooner did 2006 lean across the finish line than the 2007 running calendar race out of its blocks. While the rest of us were sleeping off New Year's Eve hangovers or watching the Tournament of Roses Parade, 281 determined runners took on the five-mile course at the annual New Year's Day Dash in Middleton. >More
 Not a fitness club

Ford Sheridan has found a new home for the city's most gym-like gym ' a temple of power-lifting, bodybuilding, boxing and mixed martial arts. 'We're not a fitness club,' Sheridan emphasizes. 'We're a gym.' >More
 Take a tour of the new Ford's Gym

In conjunction with this week's Recreation column on the relocation of Ford's Gym, owner Ford Sheridan agreed to serve as guide for a short video tour of his new facility at 2114 Winnebago St. >More
 Everybody in the Goodman Pool!

The City of Madison Parks Division just faxed over a reminder that tomorrow -- Friday, Dec. 29 -- is the deadline for buying 2007 season passes to the Goodman Swimming Pool at 2006 prices. After the office closes tomorrow afternoon, you can expect to pay more for the privilege of enjoying the facility's second summer. >More
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